how do you sign your work? a "chop", signature, or something else?
Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:08 PM
Hamada did not sign his work -- he signed the box the vessel was packed in. So, authenticating a Hamada piece involves having the box that goes with it, not just the vessel.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:00 PM
I carve what I want the imprint to be in a piece of hardened plaster using carving tools (dusting out excess), and then squish a wad of clay into it. When it's hardened a bit, I clean it up well and bisque fire the stamp. The trick is to make the plaster imprint very clear and very deep, and to clean the edges well so that you don't get an outline around the stamp (unless that's what you're going for).
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:42 AM
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